Chris "Kiff" Gallagher

Christopher C. Gallagher, Jr. (Kiff)

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Kiff Gallagher is an entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience building visionary brands and movements in the public, private, social and creative sectors. His leadership is well documented in the areas of corporate citizenship, strategic communications, social impact and philanthropy, creativity and innovation.

Gallagher served on the White House legislative team that wrote and passsed bipartisan legislation creating AmeriCorps. As a founding Program Officer at the public-private Corporation for National and Community Service, he ran a $15MM portfolio in education, healthy communities and the environment. Later, at Odwalla, Inc., Kiff oversaw public affairs, customer service and community engagement as Director of Strategic Communications. Appointed President of Social Venture Network, a national membership organization for CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors, Gallagher continued to advance and connect movements for social enterprise, sustainable business and impact investing. Later, he added another passion - music - as founder and CEO of the award-winning educational and cultural initiative, MusicianCorps.

Kiff has guest lectured at top business schools and leadership forums nationwide; and consulted internationally for the State Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gallagher helped launch Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign and served as an informal policy advisor to President Obama’s 2008 campaign and transition. He has raised funds from public and private sources nationwide; and won awards and recognition from the Aspen Institute, the James Irvine Foundation, St. Paul's School Alumni Association, and GQ Magazine’s Gentlemen’s Fund among others.

A lifelong musician, Kiff has written and produced two critically praised, independently released, albums. His music is licensed commercially on radio, TV and digital media worldwide. He is also an active equity investor, and an honors graduate of the College of Letters from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Hahva and son, Luca.